Daffodil Day is Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Save the date now for the Wednesday, April 19 Daffodil Luncheon at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle.
Our speaker is John Gallagher, an author and journalist, whose presentation is The Return of Detroit. What has happened to our city in the decade since TIME magazine rented a home in Detroit to house its cadre of reporters to write about the demise of Detroit? Come and hear a description of the comeback.
Our special island attraction will be the Belle Isle or Southern Gateway for the Iron Belle Trail that stretches more than 2000 miles from Belle Isle to Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula. Over 70% of the Trail is completed. The Gateway showcases the beautiful new sculpture One World Under Michigan Stars and describes the new Iron Bell Trail.
Once again we will have varied shopping opportunities. Including our feature artist Judy Duffy of Little Cottage Designs. Judy has created a special daffodil design for us. There is also a NEW color offering for our signature daffodil tile and our iconic notes will be for sale.
Reservations are available by mail using the registration form in the Winter Newsletter, and online at the Michigan Division website beginning in late January. Please note that reservations are limited.
So, the count is on! Let’s make 2023 the year we reach our four million bulb goal!
Robin Heller, Daffodils4Detroit Committee chairperson
To get a printable copy of the Registration Form click on the image below.
On-line registration will be available on this website by the end of January.
2022 Daffodil Planting
With the 100,000 bulbs purchased by donations and 2022 luncheon proceeds – combined with 270,000 bulbs purchased by the City of Detroit – spring 2023 will bring a lovely show of daffodils, both on Belle Isle and in Detroit
There is also wonderful news about a late season contribution of bulbs from Old House Gardens in Ann Arbor, Michigan. OHG generously donated almost 10,000 bulbs – in a variety of colors and bloom times – to our effort. The City of Detroit quickly picked them up for planting in various parks.
All of the bulbs are heirlooms. One is the rare 1897 White Lady which, according to the OHG website, WNF&GA founder Louisa King described in 1921 as “this regal beauty” and “good doer.” Mrs. King also referred to the White Lady as “the daffodil I now prefer to all others.”